Fly into the Mystery

Six films of cryptic connections and dreamlike narratives. Includes Lewis Klahr, Laida Lertxundi, and Beatrice Gibson’s new work based on a score by Cornelius Cardew.

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Fly into the Mystery

A Lax Riddle Unit

  • Director Laida Lertxundi
  • USA-Spain 2011
  • 6 mins

‘In a Los Angeles interior, moving walls for loss. Practicing a song to a loved one. A film of the feminine structuring body.’ (Laida Lertxundi)

Agatha

  • Director Beatrice Gibson
  • UK 2012
  • 14 mins

Strangers in a strange land. As the narrator recounts a dream by composer Cornelius Cardew, the viewer is transported from the hills of Snowdonia to a mental landscape where sci-fi commingles with sexual fantasy.

Well Then There Now

  • Director Lewis Klahr
  • USA 2011
  • 14 min

Loosely interpreting a scenario by John Zorn, Klahr uses subconscious logic to weave strands of suspense from collaged images and fragments of voiceover.

The Plant

  • Dir Mary Helena Clark
  • USA 2012
  • 8 min

‘A film filled with clues and stray transmissions built on the bad geometry of point-of-view shots.’

Arbor

  • Dir Janie Geiser
  • USA 2012
  • 7 min

The layered imagery of Geiser’s uncanny animations suggest surreal worlds and spectral presences. ‘I was wide awake, in a dream.’

The Tiger’s Mind

  • Director Beatrice Gibson
  • UK 2012
  • 20 mins

Again referencing Cardew, Gibson’s new project The Tiger’s Mind takes his 1967 text score and applies it to the process of making a collaborative film, for which each contributor assumes the role of a character. The result is an abstract psychodrama and crime thriller set against the backdrop of a modernist house. Commissioned by The Showroom and CAC Bretigny.

Total running time c67 mins

Mark Webber